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Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager
Food & Drink

Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager

Australians, on the whole, can be a thirsty bunch. When it comes to alcohol, however, the tide may be turning with many Australians opting to cut back on the booze or kick it to the curb, for good. Once upon a time, non-drinkers were left with a choice between soft drinks, juice or mocktails. Thankfully, the shift in consumer behaviour has inspired some really excellent craft breweries and distilleries to pursue low- and no-alcohol options that can go head-to-head with its full-strength peers in terms of taste and flavour profiles. One such player that has made some serious waves on the scene is Heaps Normal, which just this week unveiled its second non-alcoholic brew, Another Lager. more

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Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack
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Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack

The Nobby Beach strip has evolved a lot over the years. One mainstay, however, has been the ever-popular The Shack Superfood Cafe, which always had a steady stream of people in and out slurping freshly made juices and acai bowls. When the long-standing juice bar suddenly closed, people wondered what went wrong. Thankfully, this story is not one of endings, but rather, new beginnings. Say hello to Nobbys Shack, your new old faithful. more

Food News
Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab
Food & Drink

Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab

They say great minds think alike, so that must mean that the operators of Stone & Wood and clothing label Afends have some pretty brilliant brains at the helm. The Byron Bay-born companies are teaming up on a range of products designed to promote sustainable aspects of their respective industries. On Monday January 24, part one of this collaboration will be released – a limited-edition beer made from regenerative grain that is as easy on our conscience as it is on our palates. more

Food
Beers, bites and football – watch the Super Bowl live and loud at the ultimate viewing party
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Beers, bites and football – watch the Super Bowl live and loud at the ultimate viewing party

Calling all football fans! One of the most exciting sport events of the year, the Super Bowl, is about to crash land on our screens. For the uninitiated, the Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). In America, the day is usually spent watching all of the action live and loud on the TV, with plenty of snacks and icy-cold sips on hand. It actually sounds like something us Aussies can get behind, and that's why The Star is hosting one heck of a Super Bowl viewing party on Monday February 14. more

Food News
Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered
Food & Drink

Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered

It's pretty safe to assume that by now you're well aware of the situation at your local supermarket, so let's not rehash the details. The good news is that there is an alternative. If you're keen to spare yourself from the chaos (or disgruntlement at empty shelves) while also supporting local farmers in the process, we've rounded up a few places that are delivering fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and more to your door. more

Event Highlights

Food
Pizza, Beer & Art night at The Craft Parlour

Pizza, Beer & Art night at The Craft Parlour

Food
Seafood and champagne lunch at Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Seafood and champagne lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach

Food
Rosé Your Way at The Star

Rosé Your Way at The Star

Music
Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Festival
For The Love Festival

For The Love Festival

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Music
RNB Fridays on The Lawn – Paris Lawrence

RNB Fridays on The Lawn – Paris Lawrence

Music
Friday Knock Off Work Party

Friday Knock Off Work Party

Community
Dumpling Dreams at HOTA

Dumpling Dreams at HOTA

Community
Art, pizza and beer night at Craft Parlour

Art, pizza and beer night at Craft Parlour

Music
Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Food
Lunar New Year at Harvest Buffet

Lunar New Year at Harvest Buffet

Dance
Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Food
Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Food
All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Comedy
Free Open Mic Comedy at Chameleon Lounge Bar

Free Open Mic Comedy at Chameleon Lounge Bar

Recipes
For your health – five immune-boosting recipes to add to your weekly rotation
Food & Drink

For your health – five immune-boosting recipes to add to your weekly rotation

When a new year rolls around, we tend to focus on our health and the choices we make around food. This year in particular, for reasons we care not to remind you of, our health is more important than perhaps ever before. When it comes to our immune function, there are a number of things that we can do to make sure we're in the best shape we can be – washing our hands, exercising, getting enough sleep – but the easiest way (and most delicious) is by incorporating immune-boosting foods into our diet. To help you achieve primo health during this time, here are five nutrient-rich recipes to add to your repertoire. more

Food News
Breezy sips and sunset dips – at long last, Siblings has opened its doors on Kirra's famed foreshore
Food & Drink

Breezy sips and sunset dips – at long last, Siblings has opened its doors on Kirra’s famed foreshore

If you grew up on the Goldie, it's pretty likely you have fond memories of salty, sun-soaked days spent surfing and swanning around Kirra Beach before retiring for a feed at the dine-in Pizza Hut. It was a rite of passage, of sorts, and the backdrop for countless celebrations, childhood birthdays and family dinners during its 40-year tenure. When the iconic pizza place closed its doors for the last time in 2019, all eyes were on the City of Gold Coast to announce its eagerly anticipated successor. At long last, we've got our first taste of Siblings, and friends, it does not disappoint. The chic new beachside eatery opened its doors this week like a breath of fresh, salty air to the famed foreshore. Here's everything you need to know about this impressive newcomer ... more

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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast
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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or just a general passion for the deep sea that first piqued your interest, you're not alone in your desire to jump aboard a submarine. If you harbour an affection for oceanic adventures, you’ll love this next piece of news – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine has launched on the Sunshine Coast! more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Sandy and Julie Cameron
Enjoy the challenge, trust in science and keep following the vision ... ~ Sandy and Julie Cameron more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein